Thursday is White Cane Awareness Day

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - To many, it’s just a white cane, but for others, it’s a tool for personal freedom.

Thursday is officially ‘White Cane Safety Day’ across the United States, but Wednesday, as a way of celebrating and learning more about its history, the Center for Independence hosted its own ‘White Cane Day.’

The center hosted different speakers to talk about the history of the white cane, its uses, guide dogs or specialized eye exams, symptoms and cures.

White cane user Lorene Hassig says it’s a great way for people in the community to learn more about something so important to others.

“It's important to us because that way we can help educate people about what a white cane is used for and how it really does help us get around town,” she says.

Thursday is officially White Cane Safety Day.

If you’d like to learn more, visit Kmart, the 1st Street or North Avenue City Markets in Grand Junction.

There will be booths set up at each location so people can learn more about eye diseases, what life’s like for those with them and other helpful information.

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